Tuesday, August 21, 2007

1st day of school

Okay, first let me say that our camera broke. Yes, the Canon SD1000 that we just bought in May. So I have no pictures from Ashley's first day of kindergarten. But then I ran into Ginger and I borrowed her camera so I guess I do have 2 pictures, but they're on her camera so we'll all just have to wait until I get those and then I can post them. Okay, with that out of the way, let me tell you about Ash's first day. She chose the outfit: little denim burmuda shorts, and turquoise polka dot dress-like tank over a white T-shirt. We curled her hair and put it up in a half up and half down with a white bow. At 8:00 we left and fortunately Cory got to walk with us (a whole other story about the car). It was so exciting! All the other parents were there walking their kids in. Ashley's teacher is Mrs. Vincent and she's in room 12. They have a little cubby to put their snack in and a shelf to put their backpack on. Ashley sat down at a table to do an activity while I walked out the door and cried. Yes, I did. I didn't think I would, but I did. I couldn't help it. It was such a sad day to think my baby is grown up enough to go to school. And we all know how long we're in school for- years! It was a realization to me that time is moving on and I don't really want it to. As hard as it is to have all the kids home, I love it so much. I love them so much. But I'm excited that she's excited. I picked her up at 11:35 and I think she felt pretty overwhelmed. But all in all it was a good day. And we get to do it all over again tomorrow.


courtneyb said...

The kids start sept 10th and I hate the thougth that our lives now revolve around school years and holidays!

steve said...

wow - i remember ashley was just a little burrito when i got back from chile (don't babies remind you of burritos when they're all small and wrapped up?). how fun that she's starting school now.

oh - and we bought the same exact camera a few weeks ago from costco. yours should have a warranty, i hope.